Friday, October 11, 2013

31 days of Halloween day 11

Welcome to day 11 of the 31 days of Halloween organized by Smeared and Smudged,
blogroll is in the side bar .
I am  also a Cryptkeeper in the Halloween countdown 2013, for the complete list of 192 Cryptkeepers joining the countdown to Halloween, see link here

Friday so Smeared Ink day.......

I am very pleased how my project turned out, cause it's a crazy race everyday to finish the projects on time.
There are some back up projects lying around in my craft room, but I try to make a project everyday, much more challenging but also more fun (some people would say completly nuts). the problem is that there are only a few hours in a day left after work to craft, and because it's getting dark early now, there is even less time. Some projects just are impossible to take a pic of without daylight.

Plans are almost never a problem, but the time needed to make the things that are inside my head is.....

Also for this one, I started out with this
and I wanted to age it and make it scary. The scary part was the easiest, the aging almost impossible in such short time.
Normally I would do something like this ,but no time to do all the layers and sanding this time
so I decided to paint the different layers on and hope it would dry on time.

All products I used are Deco Art.

Of course it's all ways best to first Gesso the wood, but as I said I was in a hurry, so skipped the Gesso (result will be much better if you Gesso first).
 My first layer was Americana Acrylic Lamp Black,  did 2 layers cause the wood absorbed the paint (cause no gesso remember). Then made a mixture of Dazzling Metallics Copper and Glazing medium. Took a sponge and dabbed the mix on the black, carefully almost with dry sponge. To make it look more worn I added Americana Acrylic Antique Teal, same way but even more careful, just some spots and around the edges. The idea was that this way it would look like some of the paint was worn off.

On the little drawer and around the edges of the mirror I added black cardstock, first embossed and given a metallic look using Metallic Lustres (black shimmer and copper kettle)

Now the scary part, do you know the feeling when you saw a scary movie and it's late and dark and you are all alone and you have to and brush your teeth, but you are afraid to look in the mirror, cause you might see something behind you or even more scary what if your reflection turns out to be a skull...........I think the pics will show you what I mean

The skull is a Smeared Ink digi

see  how awesome those lustres are

How to take a pic of a mirror without getting in yourself LOL (hey there is me LOL)

looks like someone has found the solution for not havint to brush your teeth, just put them in a glass of water LOL

 This project took me 2 hours to finish including drying time and this was what my workspace looked like after finishing .........


see pics and you will know all dark secrets, ssshhhhh don't tell anyone :-)

a few drops of glue on the black, and you can't see the glue, et voila.......

easy huh???

and also an AJ page, background is a Gelli plate print, using Deco Art Americana Acrylics  (red, green, yellow and a bit blue for the bats)

The Digi is a Rick St. Dennis image also to be found on zibbet

see you for day 12

I will enter the altered mirror into the following challenges


  1. WOW this is amazing!!!! love your Skull mirror~~~~ and your card is AWESOME!!!

  2. How fabulous is this little mirror - wonderful idea and realization!
    hugs serafeena

  3. Fantstic scary mini dresser? with mirror you created! Love the witch page too! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  4. What a fun and fab project. Nice repaint on dresser and yes those new colors are gorgeous!! Nice eerie skull on the mirror, any one up for a game of Bloody Mary?
    Trouble on that AJ page with those three! Love it.

  5. OMG how fantastic this is awesome...yes know that creepy feeling about the mirror lol lol awesome art!
    susan s

  6. Again, I'm amazed by your talent, Mo! Heck, you seem to be doing TWO projects a day and they're all just FABULOUS! Love your chest. Soo cool. BTW, my workspace ALWAyS looks like that, and your page is again, just wonderful. xxD

  7. You are my hero!
    To see such an innocent piece and come up with this vision, then to pull it off in two hours including fry time!

    Great craftroom, BTW.

  8. You work magic with those paints and the wicked plans in your head, Mo! Loved the little sneak peek of you in the mirror, too! Fabulous projects! Thanks for sharing them with us at HDH!

  9. Love this Monique and thanks for the link up x
    The skull on the mirror is brilliant and looks absoulutely bril x

  10. Wow... Love your skull mirror! Fang-tastic! LOL! I love your work space; why is it that we have all of this space and work in an area that is less than 12 X 12? I am so loving your art journal page! Awesome digi by Rick!!! Hugs!!!

  11. How did you do the skull on the mirror? LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this. I'm going to find out where you live and steal this;). My workspace always looks like that. Wonderful job on both projects!

  12. Fabulous transformation! Thanks for linking this to Tando this month.

  13. Oh wow!! that's amazing! I love how different this looks now! Love your workspace too!!! And the gelli printing is fab - love it all today! even the teeth ;) Mo x

  14. OMGHOUL OMGHOUL OMGHOUL! Mo, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your scary mirror, really gorgeously done! Oh yeah, I know what you mean about being afraid of what's in the mirror LOL and your skull hit the nail on the head LOL! FAB-U-LOUS!

  15. Really stunning and beautiful !!! I love your use of Decoart paints on top of beautiful textured parts, and the introduction of your skull face is awesome and so funny haha!...:) Great art work. Thank you for sharing with us over at Tando ! x

  16. the colour and texture!!

  17. Monique, this is wicked cool. I love it. Thanks for showing how you got the skull on the mirror. How far do you live from me?? I need some lessons in creepy art.

  18. so cool.. the texture is amazing.. and the skull mirror is fabulous!

  19. Thanks for all of the info on the skellie mirror - it's a fabulous project and I'm speechless that you did it in less than 2 hours. It usually takes me that long to find my paintbrushes!

  20. I really really love your mirror box, tks for showing your process!! I so LOVE it!! Your RSD makes are awesome too, but not as awesome at the mirror box!
    Great Job!

  21. Another amazing project. You totally altered that piece into something crazy wild! Love it! Thanks for sharing your techniques. Your work space resembles mine after a serious crafting work out!

  22. Wow, love that altered mirror! Great color and texture! Beautiful journal page as well :)

  23. Wow! What an awesome creative, altered art! :Love all the texture you used. Thank you for playing along with us at Altered Eclectics October Challenge.

  24. Such awesome pieces! I am in love with your skellie Mirror! Fabulous work, as always :) Thanks for playing along with Smudgy Antics.

  25. Two Fab pieces Monique. I'm blown away by your altered mirror, Love the embossing and printing the skull on transparency film is a brilliant idea. Thanks for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics and Haunted Design House :)

  26. I really do LOVE that mirror, such a fab idea and it has turned out brilliantly.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Smudgy Antics